senate Bill S4805

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to diaper changing accommodations in certain buildings

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Apr 17, 2015 referred to codes

S4805 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง79-o, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S574

S4805 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to diaper changing accommodations in certain buildings.

S4805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4805

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in  relation  to  diaper  changing
  accommodations in certain buildings

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
79-o to read as follows:
  S  79-O.  DIAPER  CHANGING  ACCOMMODATIONS.  1. ANY PUBLIC BUILDING OR
PLACE OF PUBLIC  ACCOMMODATION,  RESORT  OR  AMUSEMENT,  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  NINETY-TWO  OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, THAT INSTALLS A
BABY DIAPER CHANGING ACCOMMODATION IN A RESTROOM SHALL ENSURE  THAT  THE
ACCOMMODATION  IS EQUALLY AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED REGARDLESS OF THE GENDER
FOR WHICH THE RESTROOM IS DESIGNED.
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY:
  (A) TO RESTROOMS CONSTRUCTED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS
SECTION;
  (B)  TO  RESTROOMS  EXISTING  ON  OR  AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION WHICH UNDERGO SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATION; AND
  (C) TO THE EXTENT THAT THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS
SECTION  MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL
LAWS REGARDING ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES  AND  WITH  EXISTING
FIRE, HEALTH, AND SAFETY STANDARDS.
  3.   AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  "SUBSTANTIAL  RENOVATION"  MEANS  A
CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION PROJECT REQUIRING A BUILDING PERMIT  WITH  AN
ESTIMATED COST OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10469-01-5

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